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UBEC, Edo SUBEB, NASRDA deepen e-quality assurance with landmark training

By Samuel Ifetoye
25 August 2022   |   2:39 am
Quality Assurance Officers (QAO) of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB) have been advised to carry out their activities using digital tools in line with global best practices

Quality Assurance Officers (QAO) of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB) have been advised to carry out their activities using digital tools in line with global best practices at a two-day training session organised by Edo SUBEB in partnership with the Universal Basic Education Board and National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

Addressing trainees, Dr. Idris Jega, Head of Division, Security Geospatial Intelligence, Department of Strategic Space Application, NASRDA, noted that for a nation like Nigeria, with diverse socio-cultural and environmental resources, where the need for current, accurate and cost-efficient data and resource management is enormous, it is important that quality assurance processes be digitalised for efficient delivery of quality education services.

“The training component for this collaboration is focused on capacity building of quality assurance officers, EDO SUBEB, with the development of skills and capacity in the application of space technology and Geographic Information System (GIS) for quality assurance, as well as geospatial intelligence on the activities taking place at schools,” Jega said.

Switching to e-quality assurance, Edo SUBEB joins its counterparts in other states in carrying out quality assurance processes as a means of improving quality education in Nigeria.

In her welcome address at the training event, Executive Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Mrs. Ozavize Salami, emphasised the importance of the training towards upskilling QAOs to deliver on the EdoBEST 2.0 mandate.

“The quality assurance process provides us with the framework to independently and objectively assess the impact of our investments in teaching and learning, teacher professional development and school environment. With e-quality assurance, this vital feedback will be available just by the click of a button,” Salami said.

Mrs. Beatrice Oke, Edo State UBEC coordinator, commended Edo on its migration to e-quality assurance. Oke noted that quality assurance is the core of input processes and output.

“Incorporating ICT in our processes ensures that officers are doing the right thing at the right time. This will help us carry out quality assurance in a better way, keeping us at par with other states while actively increasing involvement of officers in the basic education ecosystem,” said Oke.

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